|Poster:||cashel||Date:||Jul 15, 2004 9:38am|
|Forum:||prelinger||Subject:||NO"correct ENGISH .different dialects,usage,spelling PEDANTS BEWARE|
This post was modified by cashel on 2004-07-15 16:38:03
|Poster:||akb||Date:||Jul 13, 2004 12:19pm|
|Forum:||prelinger||Subject:||Re: reply to Steve. About my first post|
Also, one of the key talking points of the religious rights these days is about gay propaganda targeted at children. It is not an accident that George Putnam makes that same point in P4P, Putnam is their direct predecessor.
I considered it extremely likely that "they" was homosexuals. I'm relieved to discover that you support full civil rights for all people regardless of sexual orientation.
|Poster:||cashel||Date:||Jul 13, 2004 12:57pm|
|Forum:||prelinger||Subject:||TO AKB..MY 3 words and you damn me as Bigot and Pseudo|
|Poster:||akb||Date:||Jul 13, 2004 1:14pm|
|Forum:||prelinger||Subject:||Re: TO AKB..MY 3 words and you damn me as Bigot and Pseudo|
As for Putnam, his words about homosexuals were by no means trivial things that can easily be forgotten. He appeared in a propaganda film decrying homosexuals, I think holding one accountable for that is entirely appropriate. I think it was entirely appropriate to hold Strom Thurmond accountable for his running on the Segregationist party ticket and I am glad that he lived to see himself become that object of scorn and ridicule (not to mention downfall of Trent Lott) because of it.
That said, I based my remarks about Putnam on the one film. I was curious, maybe he apologized later in life. So, I looked him up. I found him over at Newsmax.com, a deeply right-wing site, one of whose headlines is in favor of a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Looking through a list of articles he's written (anti-imigrant screeds seem to be popular) I see one that recommends Bush not get involved in the anti-gay marriage Constitutional amendment and another about the Catholic priest scandal that implies that those that claim a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia are in error.
With that in mind, I will modify my remarks about George Putnam, whom I called a bigot. I instead say he said bigoted things in a widely distributed propaganda film, for which he should be held accountable. He now appears to be a rightwing blowhard, who has softened his views on homosexuals for which I can respect him. He does not get very much respect, as he still associates himself with those that wish to deny homosexuals their civil rights, many of whom are no doubt bigots.
If you can find anything more about what George Putnam thinks about homosexuals, what he said in P4P or gay marriage I'd be interested in hearing about it.